16 Jun 2005, 04:41pm by Mike Tanier
In response to a reader request, Mike Tanier breaks down the difference between the 4-3 and 3-4 defensive schemes. What's that, you say? You already know the difference? Well what about one-gap vs. two-gap schemes? The zone blitz? Mike breaks it all down for you.
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14 Jun 2005, 12:26am by Michael David Smith
Every NFC North team has a training camp battle that will help shape its offense for the 2005 season. We look at those battles and the latest news around in the division in this week's installment of Four Downs.
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10 Jun 2005, 12:08am by Guest
In his final dispatch from NFL Europe, guest columnist Ian Hollohan previews this Saturday's World Bowl and takes a look at the NFL Europe players you are most likely to see on an NFL team this fall.
8 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2005, 8:37am by houlie
07 Jun 2005, 11:18am by Mike Tanier
The Seahawks defense has a new look, the Rams will soon have a new playing surface, and the Cardinals believe their new stadium will make them the next Eagles. Mike Tanier also has a very different take on that infamous 49ers video as he surveys the NFC West.
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31 May 2005, 11:46am by Ned Macey
Can a division have so many average drafts? Nothing much to ridicule and little to praise. The Texans fail to understand that their defense is as good as their offense. The Colts have a Big Ten fetish. The Jaguars apparently think they are more than a year away, and the Titans went shopping for wide receivers in the bargain bin. Around the AFC South goes the last draft review from Four Downs.
1 comment, Last at 14 Jun 2005, 6:39pm by ChicagoScott
27 May 2005, 12:06pm by Al Bogdan
The Eagles try to insure themselves against any possible holdout, the Cowboys snap up any player with "Marcus" in his name, and there may be a new star for TV commercials in the Big Apple. Plus, Al Bogdan gets inside the heads of the Washington front office in this edition of Four Downs.
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26 May 2005, 05:30pm by Guest
The race for the World Bowl is in full flight as NFL Europe heads into the final two weeks of the regular season. Guest columnist Ian Hollohan updates all the happenings across the pond, with team-by-team updates and previews of the Week 9 contests.
25 May 2005, 12:57pm by Aaron Schatz
The Dolphins stock up on defensive linemen in preparation for Nick Saban's groundbreaking 7-0 alignment, Buffalo learns that the tradition of Hurricane tight ends isn't so swell after all, and the Jets and Patriots grab SEC running backs as a tribute to Football Outsiders. Plus, Ricky Williams is very boring, and, in an excerpt from Pro Football Prospectus 2005, Aaron points out why drafting a kicker in the second-round is colossally stupid.
24 May 2005, 06:14pm by Michael David Smith
World War II had ended, the Baby Boom had begun, and two rival leagues were trying to make the game of professional football respectable in the public's eyes. David Cohen's Rugged and Enduring tells the story of the NFL vs. AAFC, 1946-1950.
19 May 2005, 12:43pm by Mike Tanier
Mike Anderson wants the ball, Gunther Cunningham wants to look his players in the eyes, and Shawne Merriman wants some guaranteed cash before he reports to work. Mike Tanier surveys the AFC West landscape in search of free agent news, minicamp rumors, and drivers for Randy Moss' Cadillac (those with smoke allergies need not apply)
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